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Rick Perry Encouraging Texans To Sign Up for Obamacare

23 October 2013 at 10:42:13 AM

He doesn't want to spend state money on Texans. From Think Progress which quotes from Texas Tribune

The state has deemed the high-risk pool obsolete, as the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies participating in the federal marketplace, which launched on Oct. 1, from denying coverage to Texans with pre-existing conditions. Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 1367 in June, scheduling the pool’s abolishment.

The pool will close Jan. 1, and the 23,000 people currently participating in the pool must sign up for coverage on the insurance exchange by Dec. 15 or find coverage elsewhere to avoid a lapse in care.

Why is this an issue for Rick *Ooops* Perry?

The shift may help beneficiaries — state health experts project that “people are going to have many more options and many better options in the marketplace ” — but it undermines Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-TX) entire health care philosophy and contradicts the GOP’s claim that states are best suited to take care of their uninsured populations.

Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, for instance, Perry supported complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that states should take the lead in crafting health care policy. “If we can get the federal government out of our business in the states when it comes to health care, we’ll come up with ways to deliver more health care to more people cheaper than what the federal government is mandating today,” Perry said during a 2011 GOP primary debate. Two years later, he appears to have changed his mind.

In fact, as the update on Think Progress says, Rick Perry signed a bill that TELLS people to check out the exchanges and REQUIRES that that they be told about the federal health care exchanges. SB1057

  (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Health insurance exchange" means an American
  Health Benefit Exchange administered by the federal government
  under 42 U.S.C. Section 18041 or created under 42 U.S.C. Section
               (2)  "Individual's legally authorized representative"
  has the meaning assigned by Section 1001.080(a).
         (b)  The department may develop informational materials
  regarding health care insurance coverage and subsidies available
  under a health insurance exchange.
         (c)  The department shall provide the informational
  materials regarding health care insurance coverage and subsidies
  available under a health insurance exchange to an individual or the
  individual's legally authorized representative who:
               (1)  applies to receive health or mental health
  benefits, services, or assistance described in Section
  1001.080(b); and
               (2)  has an income above 100 percent of the federal
  poverty level.
         (d)  The executive commissioner shall adopt rules necessary
  to implement this section.

Oops. Anyone surprised that Rick Perry is a hypocrite? Anybody? Here he is, pretending to be a meanspirited old crank who won't spend a nickel of Texas money for health care for citizens while SAYING that states should do this. I guess he really means that states get to treat people like crap while secretly going after the federal money.




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1 - pstern   28 Oct 2013 @ 8:56:40 PM 

Confucius tells us to:  "Be careful of the man who blows hot and cold with one breath."  He must have been thinking about Rick Perry.

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